Contentment vs. More
We're going to look at Hebrews 15:5-6
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?””
Things to think about:
• last week we looked at keeping our hearts and minds free from lust and adultery. Verse 4 here deals with the same topic and then moves on to money in verse 5
• 2,000 years ago the issues were the same. Modern man is not that unique. Why do you think this is the case?
• what is the connection between the love of money and remembering that God will never leave us or forsake us?
• I feel one of the main areas I still need to work on is being content with what I have. All good gifts come from the Father of heavenly lights so why do I focus on what I don't have?
• isn't it a good American value to strive for more?
• I am learning to take great comfort in knowing I am never without the Lord at my side through the Holy Spirit.
• is this part of your daily consciousness? Is it easy or hard for you to acknowledge this reality?
• with God there is no place for fear. The writer says what can mere man do to me?
• are you struggling today with the fear of man (or woman) having power over you? How can today's passage help you re-orient your thinking?
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